Let's face it, the movie sucked.share
it wasnt Deadwood.
Kinda looked like Deadwood but the writing and direction wasnt Deadwood.
Despite the credit, I'm still skeptical that Milch wrote this thing.
The show was a slow burn, where it was able to slowly work deep personal and political themes.
This was just a cheap quickie with an ex, where you feel a bit guilty afterwards.
I'd say, I feel more cheated.
HBO lied to their subscribers for years about making multiple Deadwood movies. Literally for years they said they were making them and just suddenly said, no, we're not. And somehow that doesn't qualify as false advertising.
Then years later they do make a movie and it was awful.
I liked it much better on a rewatch.share
I would not say it sucked, but it was definitely not very good. I didn't re-watch the series on beforehand, reasoning that any movie should be able to stand on it's own legs - which it did not at all. Maybe it gets better if I rewatch some of the last episodes of S3?
But most troublesome was that it didn't really feel like Deadwood. Way too sentimental and too "nice".